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Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Park™

Free Fan Festival

Jay Pritzker Pavilion within Millennium Park | Dec 29-31 @ 11am-5pm CT

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Celebrate hockey and the New Year at NHL Winter Classic Park™! Before the Blackhawks and the Bruins take the ice outdoors at iconic Notre Dame Stadium, you can be a part of this free fan festival in downtown Chicago.

Enjoy games, food and drinks, meet and get autographs from Blackhawks and Bruins alumni, and take your picture with the greatest trophy in sports, the Stanley Cup®!

See the Stanley Cup!

Take a photo with the greatest trophy in sports. All times CST:

  • Sat, Dec 29 @ 12-4pm
  • Sun, Dec 30 @ 12-4pm
  • Mon, Dec 31 @ 12-4pm


Meet NHL players and Hall of Famers!

Meet Blackhawks and Bruins at the Alumni Tent

Schedule and appearances are subject to change

Live music and more!

On Site Activities Activations in Bold


  • Tic-Tac-Tire, Gaming Station and Cinemograph photo opp
  • Giveaway: Rally Towels, Eye Blacks, Buffs


  • Locker Room photo op, Speed Shot Challenge, slapshot
  • Giveaway: Foam Winter Classic Puck


  • Precision Passing Hockey Challenge
  • Giveaway: Wireless Headphones, battery pack and cord organizer


  • Target Practice
  • Giveaway: Hand clappers


  • Power Play Goal
  • Giveaway: Lip balm stick


  • Slapshot (21+ age fans only)
  • Giveaway: Koozies, keychain bottle openers, sunglasses


  • Frozen Mini Golf


  • Hardest Shot
  • Giveaway: Throat Lozenges


  • "Brewed for This" Zone with air hockey and bubble hockey
  • Giveaway: Coffee, hot chocolate, munchkins


  • Accuracy Challenge


  • Bullseye Battle


  • Rold Gold Twist challenge


  • Create your own trading card
  • Giveaways: mini packs of Winter Classic trading cards, player posters


  • Nutmobile and Weinermobile photo opps
  • Giveaways: Weenie Whistle's & Mini peanut packs


  • Official Merchandise store


  • Face-In-Hole photo op

Public Transit info

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) operates a network of buses and elevated / subway trains throughout Chicago. For detailed travel information visit or call the Travel Information Center at 1-888-YOUR-CTA or 1-888-CTA-TTY1 (TTY).

Millennium Park is located directly above the Millennium Park Station at Michigan Avenue and Randolph Street, with access to the Metra Electric District and South Shore Line trains and the downtown pedway system. For transit schedules and fares and a map of downtown stations, visit METRA's website at

Driving & Parking: 
Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage, Grant Park North, Grant Park South and East Monroe Garages. For more information and for pre-purchased parking at a discount, visit

Bus Drop-Off Information:
Motor coach and school bus drop off is on Upper Randolph Street, east of the turn-around by the Harris Theater. Buses may then proceed to Lower Randolph to wait for their group. The garages that serve Millennium Park can generally accommodate vehicles up to 6'8". Certain areas can accommodate vehicles up to 8'2". For more information, please visit Millennium Garages.

Bag Policy/Security:
All fans will be required to go through metal detectors upon entry into Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic Park™. All bags will be subject to search. Prohibited items include the following:
−   Outside Food or Beverage
−   Glass Bottles
−   Metal Cans
−   Illegal Substances
−   Animals (Excluding Service Animals)
−   Weapons or Firearms
−   Skateboards
−   Coolers

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